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NTP Configuration

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Set NTP on Windows Client

Set the NTP server:

> NET TIME /SETSNTP:$ip-of-ntp-server
> NET TIME /QUERYSNTP

By default, the Windows NTP client is really braindead, it just 'sets' the system clock once a day, its not a proper NTP implementation. for most users, this is fine, but realize oddities can happen like the clock being set back a few seconds such that a given time happens twice.

You can modify the time interval by editing your registry.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient]

"SpecialPollInterval"=dword:00001c20

This will set it to update every two hours. The dword can be modified to set it for 1 hour to whatever.

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